Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrissur

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Chimmini Wildlife sanctuary is a national park located along the Western Ghats in Mukundapuram taluk of Thrissur District of Kerala state in India.Geography and HistoryEstablished in 1984, the sanctuary with an area of about 85.067 km2 is on the Western slopes of the Nelliyampathi Hills. The highest peak in sanctuary is Punda peak (1116 m). Along with the neighboring Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary it forms a continuous protected area of 210 km2. It also lies just west of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, providing some habitat connectivity with the forests of that relatively large protected area. The sanctuary consists of the watershed areas of Kurumali River and Mupliam rivers. Nestled in the sanctuary is Chimmony Dam which is built across the Chimmony river.FaunaThe sanctuary is an important bird area with 192 recorded avian species. Five Western Ghats endemic bird species occur here, including the grey-headed bulbul (Pycnonotus priocephalus), Indian rufous babbler (Turdoides subrufus) and white-bellied blue-flycatcher (Cyornis pallipes). Other interesting species found here include-Ceylon frogmouth (Batrachostomus moniliger), Indian edible-nest swiftlet (Collocalia unicolor), Malabar trogon (Harpactes fasciatus), Malabar whistling-thrush (Myiophonus horsfieldii) and Loten's sunbird (Nectarinia lotenia) (Islam and Rahmani 2004). A recent survey recorded the presence of the lesser fish eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis), which until recently was only known from the foothills of the Himalayas.
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  • I had a 3 hours walk with my wife. There was trekking guide arranged by the sanctuary. It was a great experience to walk inside such a humid forest. We had a river side walk which was amazing.  more »
  • Peaceful place..... Natural beauty...my trip was solo in my bike.. in here some small tea shops. That undertaking forest department...  more »
  • chimmony is a must visit place with family. will find many things that will tend to spend the time with. all in all satisfactory achieved... but the hotel and other facilities are not that much satisf...  more »
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  • Forest department organises camps for students and they have reasonably good facilities for the same. A conference hall and dormitory is available for the purpose, which can accommodate around 50 students. A guest house is also attached to the facility. Trekking through the buffer zone will give you a glimpse of the flora in evergreen forests. Animal sightings are very few. The dam site and waterfall are other attractions of the sanctuary
  • Good place to go for a trekking. This forest is untouched and non commercialised. Sighting of animals is purely luck. You can enjoy the chirping of birds and lush evergreen forest. You should do advance booking for the trekking. Dormetory is also available for guests.
  • Very good and well kept wild life sanctuary in thrissure district..one of the best place for riders who are looking for a short or a day trip.entry fee is 10rs per head and 30rs for each bike. There is a dam also located in the forest.
  • Scenic Beauty is there. But infrastructure and facilities are very poor. No one knows where is the entrance and where to go
  • Nice place to spend an hour or two to relax. When I went there around noon it wasn't crowded and was really windy and peaceful. There are not enough dustbins placed around and there is one cafeteria which doesn't provide any food options.

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